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Impressive Celtic cruise to Scottish Cup win
May 26, 2013 8:41 PM GMT
Celtic completed the double at Hampden Park on Sunday with a convincing 3-0 win over Hibernian in the Scottish Cup final.
A Gary Hooper double ensured the Parkhead trophy cabinet will have two new additions this season while Hibs again taste heartbreak, following last season's defeat in the final against Hearts.
The Scottish Premier League champions had to weather some strong early pressure from Hibs, with Eoin Doyle going close after eight minutes with a header. However, Celtic were ahead just minutes later when Gary Hooper grabbed the first of two goals, sneaking in at the far post to finish off an Anthony Stokes cross.
Hooper again proved a danger just after the half-hour mark, this time scoring with his head from another teasing Stokes delivery. Celtic were well in control by now, dominating much of the second half and always threatening to add to their lead before eventually doing so ten minutes from time.
Joe Ledley edged his goal tally for the season into double figures, guiding a loose ball into the back of the net to cap off an impressive performance from Neil Lennon's side.